|Josie from Montoya Farms on the left, and Kathy Chavez. Their will be apples from her farm.|
This years speaker will be Evelyn Curtis-Losack. Stacia Spragg- Braude wrote biography about Evelyn "If there's Squash Bugs in Heaven, I AIN'T STAYING. In her book she describes her as an "unselfconscious octogenarian heroine, tending to the land and the History of Corrales New Mexico; selling her peaches, making her best apple pies, writing letters and teaching music." having had the pleasure of meeting Evelyn at the Corrales growers market, she is fun, forth coming, wise and did I mention Fun.
World Food Day began in 1945 with the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization at the United Nations. Oxfam and many other organizations continue to celebrate raising awareness of the root causes of food injustice. Oxfam works to Right The Wrong of Poverty. This year along with the basic changes each of us can make in our daily lives, eating less meat, buying fair trade, local and seasonally we will ask for help in supporting the Food for Peace and Reform Act of 2014 a petition will be available for signing.
Most of the food will be purchased on the day of the dinner from the Downtown Growers Market and cooked on site. We have been prepping and cooking up some deliciousness and freeing them. For example quelites, verdolagas, and tamales.
The dinner will be Saturday October 18th 6:00pm in Albuquerque at the 1st Congregation Church 2801 Lomas Boulevard NE which is one block east of the University Hospital.
Looking forward to celebrating with you! Please bring your appetite.
|Pinto beans from Estancia New Mexico with green Chile.|
|Jamie and Jasmine at the growers market "Fresh Tortillas"|
|Jasmine with Amanda from Chipas Farms.|
|Evelyn on the left, Kathy Chavez center and Alida Davila Larrichio at the Corrales Growers Market. We have so much fun and learn a lot from Evelyn, looking forward to hearing her speak.|
|Don't worry I won't eat it all. We will serve fresh bread from Bosque Bakery.|
|Red chile and verdolagas.|
|Debbi and Bobby from Cracked Pot Herbs|
|Mary and Mr. Macias from Macias Farms.|
|Bob stirring up goodness for the tamales. We are having a couple of tamale making parties "La Tamalera"|
|Cooking up prickly pears for juice.|